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Usain Bolt: Star Athlete Reveals Conversation With Manchester United Boss Erik ten Hag
- Usain Bolt was at Old Trafford on Sunday to watch Manchester United beat Fulham
- The match was absolute chaos with the Londoners receiving three red cards in less than a minute
- Bolt met with head coach Erik Ten Hag after the game and has now revealed what he told him
Erik Ten Hag needed no time and process to understand that to move Manchester United forward; he had to win a trophy in his first season to end their six-year trophy drought.
The Dutch manager led the Red Devils to 2023 Carabao Cup glory, beating Newcastle United 2-0 at the finals, their first trophy since the 2017 UEFA Europa League won under Jose Mourinho.
The victory has relieved the fans who believe the former Ajax manager can take the club to the next level after showing what he can do in a very short time.
Athletics world record holder and lifelong Manchester United fan Usain Bolt, who was present at the 3-1 FA Cup win over Fulham, has the same view after meeting the boss after the game.
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What Bolt told Ten Hag
The Jamaican athlete met Ten Hag after the chaotic victory that ensured the club's progression to the FA Cup semifinals and has now opened up on the conversation in an interview with PA via Independent.
“I actually asked him about who we’re going to bring in in the summer and he was like ‘do you have any ideas?’. It was a nice, simple but fun conversation,” he said.
“The first thing I said to him was ‘thank you’. That’s the first thing I said and he was like ‘thanks for what?’ I was like ‘for bringing the glory days back’.”
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The former FC Twente boss has been consistent in laying down his principles of hard work and consistently reminding the players that they are fighting for a purpose which is trophies. This philosophy is already visible to fans.
“It feels good to watch Manchester now. The team is together, they’re as one. They’re working together, they’re working hard and you can see the purpose now, you can see the determination in the way they play,” Bolt added.
“I was very happy with his progress and I can tell that he’s going to do a lot more. We have a lot more trophies in our future so I’m excited.”
Bolt enjoyed the match as it went the way he had wanted, and the scoreline was what he had correctly predicted, as revealed by Manchester United's official website.
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As part of Bolt's conversation with Ten Hag, he asked who the club would bring in the summer, particularly in the centre forward position.
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is reportedly top of the club's shortlist as he is having an impressive season at Napoli, who are just a few games away from winning the Serie A title.
As Sports Brief reported, the club have set an asking price of €150m for their player, even though they have no intention to sell the powerful striker.